My Colorado 14ers

Less than a handful of soaring pilots have flown above all of Colorado’s 14ers.  It is perhaps the greatest soaring challenge in Colorado and a brainchild of SSB pilot Colin Barry.  The rules of the challenge can be found here.

Below is a list of all of the peaks, grouped by mountain range and listed by height.  If I fly over one, I intend to add a link to the flight track.

Here’s a video of a flight over 12 Fourteeners in the Sawatch Range including Colorado’s highest peak, Mt. Elbert, which is also the second highest mountain in the contiguous United States.

Front Range (6 Peaks)

Tenmile Range ( 1 Peak)

Mosquito Range (5 Peaks)

Sawatch Range (15 Peaks)

Elk Mountains (7 Peaks)

Sangre de Cristo Range (10 Peaks)

San Juan Mountains (14 Peaks)

  • Uncompahgre Peak 14,309’
  • Mt. Wilson 14,246’
  • El Diente Peak 14,159’
  • Mt. Sneffels 14,150’
  • Mt. Eolus 14,083’
  • Windom Peak 14,082’
  • Sunlight Peak 14,059’
  • Handies Peak 14,048’
  • North Eolus 14,039’
  • Redcloud Peak 14,034’
  • Wilson Peak 14,017’
  • Wetterhorn Peak 14,015’
  • San Luis Peak 14,014’
  • Sunshine Peak 14,001’

Here is a link to a very inspiring and instructional presentation given by Tom Zoellner, one of only four pilots to have completed the Fourteener Challenge by the end of 2020 since it’s inception in 2008.  Watch if you want to know what it takes to complete one of soaring’s greatest adventures.